Wednesday, February 14, 2007

AT&T research lab is hiring in full flow again

Hi Everyone,

AT&T research labs has started hiring in areas that we work in. Check out their opportunities here.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

check out Yahoo Pipes

Pipes is a free online service that lets you remix popular feed types and create data mashups using a visual editor. You can use Pipes to run your own web projects, or publish and share your own web services without ever having to write a line of code.

The best parts are operators that perform string matching and extraction tasks.

Monday, February 12, 2007

ISI alums in Research Companies - February 16th 2007

We want to invite all ISd students to the first AI-Grads event of 2007!
What: Informal lunch-talk -- FREE FOOD!!
Topic: ISI alums talk about working in industry for a research company.
Speakers: Radu Soricut (LanguageWeaver), Marcelo Tallis (Teknowledge), Greg Barish (Fetch, tentative...), Dragos Munteanu (LanguageWeaver, tentative...)
When: Friday 2/16 12pm-2pm
Where: 11th Floor Large (1135)
Bribe: You don't get ice cream unless you stay for the talks :)
No RSVP required. The food is First-Come-First-Serve, so come early and hungry.

AI-Grads Team

Monday, August 28, 2006

Notes on Decker's Semantic Web 2.0 Talk

Ex-ISI researcher Stefan Decker gave a AI Seminar last Tuesday on "Semantic Web 2.0". I took a few notes and blogged them here.

Monday, August 14, 2006

the honary Martin Michalowski "Fresh Meat" BBQ

- who wants to go early (as early in the afternoon as possible) and reserve (stake out and claim for ai-grads) a firepit at dockweiler?

if we don't get a volunteer, my sources say it's unlikely we will get a fire pit -- as people come and stake them out early, esp. on weekends (and fridays).

we will have to be "flexible" for this event -- as we're not paying ($200+) for a reservation anywhere, so we may have to move sites to find a park with an open BBQ spot

- the nearly unanimous consensus (as I'm the only one who wanted to do pot-luck) is to all contribute money...
i say we each (those of us attending) give $10 towards the BBQ, and we donate any extra to charity? any other ideas here?

- one idea for this BBQ is to indoctrinate any new students in ISD (hence Martin's clever tag line "fresh meat") -- any comments there?

- i suggest the menu be hambugers, grilled italian veggies (which means summer veg grilled in a foil packet with italian dressing), and smores -- what do you think? what about our vegetarians, what can we do for you?

- Martin did volunteer to take care of the fire, right? :) Does that also mean he's the chief chef, or do we have another volunteer for that?

- I say beer is OK, but maybe BYOB? comments?

Friday, August 11, 2006

Movie Afternoon 8/23

Movie: A Comedy
Where: 4th Floor CR
Time: between 2-4 pm
When: Wed. 8/23
RSVP: Fri. 8/18
Snacks: Yes

Please RSVP if you are interested in coming to the movie so we can figure out what room we want to book.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

you've read AI4U, now experience the ai-grads BBQ4U2

We are considering having a BBQ, after work, on Friday, September 8th, 2006...
it will be for all grads, and their significant others and families...

to avoid reservation, permit, and insurance fees -- we are looking at "free" (but first come first serve) options -- so locally, we are limited to the beach in Playa del Rey (Dockweiler) or at a park in Santa Monica (e.g. Clover or Virginia)

one option is for each of us to bring something for the group -- either sign up, or semi-potluck (i would definitely bring meat, and Martin would take care of the fire)

another is to collect a small amount of money from everyone who wants to attend -- and then we would purchase everything

this would be a great chance to socialize outside of work, enjoy socal weather, meet family and friends, etc.

PLEASE COMMENT -- what are your preferences?